Published on July 5th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Audi 2.0L TFSI Engine, Facts That You Might Have Missed About It

Powering many new Audi vehicles like the latest Audi A5 Sportback quattro is the TFSI® engine.  The TFSI (Turbo fuel stratified injection) is the world’s first turbocharged direct injection engine.  This system produces higher power output and optimum engine response, all while providing greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

Audi was the first manufacturer worldwide to bring the TFSI engine with turbocharging and direct injection into series production. This made the brand with the four rings the trendsetter in downsizing.

The 2.0 TFSI from Audi has won the “International Engine of the Year” award in the category of engines with between 150 and 250 metric horsepower. An international panel of experts comprising 70 automotive journalists voted the four-cylinder gasoline engine the winner of its class. The award ceremony took place as part of the “Engine Expo + The Powertrain Technology Show 2019” at the exhibition and trade center “Messe Stuttgart” today.

According to the jury, the four-cylinder engine is “one of the most flexible and versatile engines ever to be developed—in short, it can do it all.” Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Technical Development, explains this strength: “We are delighted to receive this award, because it acknowledges the versatility of the 2.0 TFSI. We use it not only as a pure gasoline engine, but also as a plug-in hybrid drive and for operation with natural gas or Audi e-gas.”

Rothenpieler is particularly proud of the success record of the TFSI technology. The head of Audi Technical Development looks back: “We introduced the first TFSI to the market in 2004. Since then, we have achieved class victory with a TFSI at the awards every year.” Between 2005 and 2009, Audi won the two-liter category with the 2.0 TFSI, and between 2010 and 2018, the company won in the larger class with the five-cylinder 2.5 TFSI. Following the switch from displacement-based to horsepower-based categories in 2019, the two-liter four-cylinder engine is back on the winners’ podium.

The abbreviation TFSI stands for turbocharging and direct injection; Audi was the first automotive manufacturer in the world to mass-produce this combination in 2004. The brand started its downsizing strategy, i.e. replacing displacement with charging, with the first 2.0 TFSI, the A3 Sportback drive. A new engine generation followed in 2007: What was known as EA (Entwicklungsauftrag, development order) 888 was designed for the global markets. It rolled off the line at the Hungarian plant in Győr, in Dalian, China, and other locations.

Audi A5 Sportback TFSI Quattro Specifications:

Engine: 4-cylinder Direct Injection Turbo

Displacement:  1984cc

Transmission:  7-Speed S-Tronic

Max power: 252bhp @ 5000-6000rpm

Max torque: 370Nm @ 1600-4500rpm

Top Speed: 250km/h

0-100km/h: 6.0secs

Price: RM339,900.

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